Structures: Or Why Things Don’t Fall Down by J.E. Gordon

Structures: Or Why Things Don’t Fall Down

J.E. Gordon
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“Rich and readable...personal, witty and ironic.” —“Scientific American”

Publisher Description

For anyone who has ever wondered why suspension bridges don't collapse under eight lanes of traffic, how dams hold back-or give way under-thousands of gallons of water, or what principles guide the design of a skyscraper or a kangaroo, this book will ease your anxiety and answer your questions. J. E. Gordon strips engineering of its confusing technical terms, communicating its founding principles in accessible, witty prose.

Author Biography

J. E. Gordon, a professor at the University of Reading, is renowned for his research in plastics, crystals, and new materials.

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